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Documentary Film: “Dawson City, Frozen Time”
February 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race with a free showing of “Dawson City, Frozen Time.” This 2-hour documentary film by Bill Morrison revolves around the 1978 discovery of 533 reels of film frozen in Dawson’s early swimming pool. The unearthed reels tell the Dawson City gold rush story, the dawn of 20th century America, and Hollywood in the silent era. Attend so you can compare our respective early histories.
Back in the golden age of the big movie studios, Dawson City, a small town in Canada’s Yukon, was the last stop or movies in distribution. After playing in one of the city’s theaters, the prints had nowhere else to go. The studios didn’t want old prints back and wouldn’t pay the return postage. So the various theaters stored them, or destroyed them, or, in one of the more interesting cases, buried them. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 2017
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All TYHS events are free and open to the public.